POP-UP SHOP Tuesday, May 24 & MUSEUM PIECES, Saturday, May 28

Come see Carin off!

H&C Tickle Trunk Emporium Pop-Up Shop
at The Townhouse
Tuesday, May 24 from 6pm

By now you probably have all heard/noticed that Carin Goldsberry, one of our best loved and longest serving staff members, is no longer serving at The Townhouse. She will still be supplying us with wonderful MacLennan’s Glen vegetables, duck and rabbit, but she will no longer greet you at the door with her incredible smile, give you the day’s specials with her irrepressible flair, or crack ridiculous jokes as she delivers your food. So if you’d like to help us wish her all the best with her new (and multiple!) endeavours (including cheesecake at the market!) please drop by this Tuesday night around 6pm.

As her last shifts with us were during the STFX grad weekend madness, we’ve invited Carin and her partner in fab fashions, Heather Polson, to set up a “pop-up shop” tomorrow night (Tuesday). We are inviting all our regulars to drop in to say “Goodbye” and “Good Luck” and to check out some of what Carin is up to now. They will be showing (and selling) their incredible one-of-a-kind, re-purposed & re-imagined creations – coats, boots, bags, hats, clothes, & more!  Anyway, we hope some of you can join us – she’ll be thrilled (and probably a bit surprised) to see you all!  

Facebook event here.

Saturday, May 28, 9pm
MUSEUM PIECES, live music, $8

The Museum Pieces are helmed by singer-songwriter Tyler Messick. I first heard Tyler’s songs in 1998 when we were both attending King’s College in Halifax. Already, at 18 or 19, his songs had surprising depth and subtlety (I realize that the approval of another 18 year old, almost 20 years ago, may not seem the most compelling recommendation, but I assure you, recent re-listening to his early albums confirm my youthful judgment!). His fascination with early British folk and psychedelia sent his sound in very different directions, and made it stand well apart from what else we were hearing around town. He recorded two full length albums in the early 2000s, Grain Sales of 1840 and Philadelphia, and eventually moved to Montreal, where he ended up taking a break from his own music career hit the road as a guitar tech with the likes of Arcade Fire and Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeroes. Messick recently moved back to Maritimes and is recording a new Museum Pieces album with Joel Plaskett at New Scotland Yard. In the years since I dropped out of King’s, it would appear since his songwriting has only gotten more interesting, check some newer stuff out here – I Wish I WAs a Fool For You and Colour of Jade stand out for me. Here’s what some others have to say:

“His friends call him a time-traveler. His passion for uncovering archaic ballades of the British Isles and rural America have informed his unique style of orchestrated psych-rock. He grew up in the bowels of archives and museums in America, Canada and the Middle East – while his academic parents curated galleries and resurrected ancient texts for academia.

He was displaced to rural Nova Scotia at 14, and there became the obsessive kid in the front row at Plasket, Sloan and Al Tuck shows. He has since formed his own unique sound branch – taking his lessons from these local legends.”
– from music.CBC.ca

“Messick’s influences range from regional heroes like Joel Plaskett and Stan Rogers to the “Pentagle British folk stuff” of Bert Jansch, to Nic Jones and Richard Thompson and especially country & gospel king, George Jones. These influences all make sense when you explore Messick’s catalogue. His own influence on the Maritime scene is lightly traceable through bands like Cousins, Crosss’ and Jon McKiel.
“The songs I’m playing on Saturday have a pretty 60s-pop vibe, I think it’s something that Halifax bands are good at and it’s a good way to reintroduce myself as well, because that Brit-pop thing is part of me, too,” he says. He explains all the various connections between American and British folk artists he adored while growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to Halifax, and the extent to which it all stayed with him: “I love that troubadour tradition, you know, the ballad tradition that was going on long before guitar, basically troubadours going castle to castle bringing stories, I carry heavily from that.”
– the Coast.ca

Facebook event here.

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